Our Response to COVID-19
At Big Brothers Big Sisters of Regina and Area, the well-being of the young people we serve is and always has been our top priority. We are closely following public health and provincial safety measures to do our part in promoting the health and safety of our BBBS community. That includes the families we serve, the amazing volunteers who support us, and our own agency staff.
It’s during times of uncertainty like these that we must come together as a community, to support one another and, most especially, to support young people to realize their full potential.
We are here for you, so please do not hesitate to reach out to us by email or by phone and we will be happy to answer any of your questions or concerns.
BBBS Regina and Area staff have created a living document with mentoring resources which includes virtual activities for matches, Mentoring Resources and Tips
Stay safe and take care.
Below we have added links to resources and information that you may find helpful.
- Government of Saskatchewan COVID-19 page: Latest announcements, restrictions and recommendations. As well as additional information about COVID-19 in Saskatchewan.
- Self-Assessment Tool : Government of Saskatchewan’s Self-Assessment Tool for people wondering if they should get tested for COVID-19 based on symptoms.
- City of Regina COVID-19 page
Mental Health Resources
- Kids Help Phone : Offers professional counselling, information and referrals. You can phone, text or chat online. It’s confidential, free and available 24/7.
- Child and Health Services: Parents, older youth, or professionals (physicians, staff from Social Services) can call directly to 306-766-6700 and ask to speak to an intake worker. After a brief assessment, the intake worker will suggest how your needs can best be met.
- HealthLine 811 : Mental health and addictions service continues to be available, providing 24/7 crisis support, advice to help manage a caller’s situation, information and connection to community resources.
- www.onlinetherapyuser.ca : Free online therapy for adults in Saskatchewan experiencing mental health difficulties or stress, with a focus on depression and anxiety. Accessible any day, any time, from any computer.
- Wellness Together Canada : Connects people to peer support workers, social workers, psychologists and other professionals for confidential chat sessions or phone calls, and also offers credible information and help to address mental health and substance use issues.
- Mobile Crisis : Centres are located across Saskatchewan and operate 24/7.
- Canadian Mental Health Association, Saskatchewan Division : Phone lines to support those who may be struggling in these changing times:
- Provincial Line: 306-421-1871
- Provincial Youth Line: 306-730-5900
- Regina: 306-535-4292
- Centre for Addiction and Mental Health : Resources and information around Mental Health and COVID-19.